Climbs 31
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 450m a.s.l
Faces E

Looking down the top pitch of Main Wall © carrbridge

Crag features

Some fine routes a long way from the road. Great multi-pitch routes up to 740ft, including Main Wall (HS 4b), The Grooves (E1 5b), Lubyanka (E3 6a) and Long Kesh (E5 6b).

Approach notes

A very, very long walk in from anywhere. Not the place to have an epic, accident or to get benighted. Head torch essential since you probably will come home in darkness anyway.

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More Guidebooks:
Llanberis (2009)
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Out of print:
As said already, the above access description is wrong. It's up at the top of the pass. You can see the car from the crag.
Longsufferingropeholder - 09/Sep/12
Ignore the above description - its not a long walk in. steep maybe but not long.
The Pylon King - 12/Jan/08
More N than E facing, hence it's in the shade most of the day. No pegs on belay at end of pitch 2 of Main Wall (as guidebook states) but belay is still possible.
tchnorton - 14/Sep/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Sargeant's Gully
II 3 **182
2Cryn Las3 **94
3Gwter Fawr
I *4
4Face Route
IV 4 **37
6Afon LasI/II *6
7The Chasms
M 3
8The Chasms (Winter)
9Bogus Mountain Journey
E1 5a  
10Lonley Corner
VS 4c  
11Central RouteHS 4
12Great Gully
VD *10
13The Great Gully (Winter)
14Trauma Grooves
E1 5a 2
15Main WallHS 4b ***1235
16Subsidiary GrooveE1 5b *23
17LubyankaE3 5c ***171
18Long KeshE5 6b **4
19The SkullE4 6a ***122
20The Great Buttress
E2 5c **24
21The GroovesE1 5b ***536
22The Overhanging AreteE2 5b ***87
23The Edge of TimeE4 6a **11
24Schoolmaster's Gully
25Yellowstone Gully
E3 6a  
 Craig Chwarennog 
28Steel Appeal
E5 6b ** 
29New Era
E6 6b ** 

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